Coming out of the political science closet: the study of LGBT politics in Europe

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Series Details Volume 1, Number 1-2, Pages 55-74
Publication Date July 2018
ISSN 2515-1096
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This article gives an overview of the field of LGBT politics in European political science. It does not aim to offer an exhaustive review of the literature, but rather to highlight the major trends and to reflect critically on the endeavours of the last 25 years. After a history of the development of this field of research and a mapping of existing scholarship, this piece sheds light on new areas of inquiry (Europe, international relations, nationalism, trans* politics and oppositions) and discusses some of the key challenges for the future, with a focus on the conditions of knowledge production.

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